Facebook's Climate Action Contribution
About Facebook's Climate Efforts
Last year, in 2017, Facebook pledged its support for climate action by supporting the Paris Agreement through the We Are Still In initiative.
As part of our continued support for climate action, Facebook is committing to reducing our greenhouse emissions by 75% by 2020, over a 2017 baseline. This is a science-based target. Additionally, we are committing to eliminate our scope 2 emissions by 2020 as part of our additional commitment to powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by that same timeframe.
From 2011-2017, Facebook data centers avoided 5.6 million MWh of electricity consumption from carbon-intense sources, equivalent to the annual electricity use of 450,000 U.S. homes: 3.4 million MWh (60%) is attributable to energy efficiency innovation and over 2.2 million MWh (40%) is attributable to renewable energy procurement.
Climate Action Commitments
Current Climate Actions Facebook Is Taking:
Commit to 100% Renewable Power: RE100
Companies joining RE100 make a commitment to 100% renewable electricity across their operations , working to increase corporate demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy.
Click learn more for additional information, including the criteria joining.